Mass Rising | Jack's Abby Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
In the spirit of our local history we are revolting against the status quo. We are writing our own story by fueling the fire surrounding extra hoppy beers. We infuse Mass Rising with increasing amounts of American hops during the kettle, hopbock and dry hopping processes. Together, we have taken a journey to redefine the term 'lager.'
IBUs 100 IBU

Added by rudzud on 09-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,547
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
1,552
pDev:
8.02%
 
 
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110
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Photo of DCHritz
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mig100
3.55/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IronLover
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden yellow in color with a heavy haze and orange hues. Poured with a short, creamy, bright white foam with medium low retention. Earthy, herbal hop aromas with sweet malty, bready and boozy notes. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Light creamy smooth feel with pleasant boozy warmth from the middle to the end. Medium herbal high hop flavors up front followed by medium bready malt. Medium light hop bitterness through the middle followed by sweet malt and expanding booziness. Finished with bready malt notes, light herbal hops, light booziness and mellow hop bitterness. Hop presence nicely balances the competing malty and boozy characters. Mellow, flavorful and pretty easy drinking for an imperial.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tpauer
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mromagna
3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Amendm
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 16-oz. can dated 03/28/18 poured slowly into a 20-oz. mug creates a finger sized white froth with lots of lacing.
The head slowly shrinks to a cap as the lacing continues thoughout the drink.
Golden yellow with slight haze and small rising, head supporting bubbles.
The smell features sweet and grainy malts, tropical hops and a faint spicy hot hop kick.
The taste begins with a piney hop bitterness as the rich sweeter malts fill in the middle along with citrus and tropical fruit flavors. The taste finishes bitter with the spicy hot hops kicked up a notch, white pepper and paprika.
Medium body and above average carbonation, smooth even feel as it dries. Alcohol is barely noticable.
Big flavors yet easy to drink. It says EXTRA HOPPY on the back of the can and they delivered.
Ale like in body and taste. Best lager I have tried so far, dare I say best beer.

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Photo of rjd722
3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluecrow
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

--rich yellow can pour with a bit of haze; aroma is tropical. The flavor is rich with mango and orange. The brew is a tad hot, but has a smooth mouthfeel. Hop bitterness is light to moderate and quite pleasant.

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Photo of mike22ne
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a can.
A big, hoppy lager, more in the spirit of a classic Imperial IPA than what you'd expect from a Pilsner. Lots of big pine and grapefruit rind hops and strong bitterness that's balanced by some noticeable alcohol and a crisp malt base, and a dry finish.
Overall very nice!

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Photo of R11415
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

canned 03/19/18

L-The beer pours a hazy orange with a full 2 finger white head. The head recedes to a thin film leaving thick clumps of lacing in its wake.
S- The nose is sweet citrus up front finishing with a bit of dankness.
T- On the palate the sweetness noted on the nose is much more muted. While there is still an abundance of citrus, it is more grapefruit than orange. Bitterness is moderate in the finish and the beer finishes dry.
F- Overall the mouthfeel is medium. There is a subtle slickness beneath the accompanying dry finish.
O- Another excellent IPL from the JA guys. Well worth a shot for hop heads.

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Photo of DaveMaciolek21
1.92/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Surprisingly disappointing beer considering the relatively high ratings here. An amped-up pilsner with a golden color and creamy white head, the beer is far too boozy and exhibits a strong imbalance between hoppy taste and alcoholic content.

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Photo of ravisingh
3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice half inch of head. Good feel. Crisp and hoppy.

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Photo of bdiiorio
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heftklammer
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phurley2
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ronl12
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy, translucent gold with a creamy white head. Moderate retention, with rings of lacing.

S: Ruby red grapefruit flesh, orange zest, pineapple, white bread crust, honey, clover.

T: Huge punch of pineapple and grapefruit upfront. Red grapefruit flesh and blood orange as well as bitter pith, orange peel, lemon. White bread malt with a kiss of honey sweetness. Crisp, clean, and lightly dry; with a touch of pine needle and then a lingering, moderate grapefruit/blood orange bitterness.

F: Medium/medium-full, well-carbonated, fills rich and full on the palate, yet moves quickly. Is extremely drinkable, not too much sweetness or bitterness.

O: This is fantastic, delicious DIPL. Absolutely recommended to any hophead.

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Photo of rockrob
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having on tap at George Keeley, NYC.
Pours a slightly cloudy yellow straw color with hints of orange and gold. A neat and orderly bed of film skims over the surface. it soon dissipates and leaves a ring of lace.
The nose immediately hits you with fruity sweetness. There are notes of apricot, mango and citrus fruit. In the background, there are light notes of toasted malt.
The taste makes an impressions with its sweet, bready, thick and chewy malt backbone. The sweetness has a candi sugar feel to it. Furthermore, the hops presence is big and complex, yielding juicy and citrusy flavors of orange peel, grapefruit pith, and tropical fruits. The hops flavors also pack quite the herbal punch, with a potent combination of grass, pine and tobacco. Furthermore, this drink has quite the bitterness to it, playing against those sweet, juicy and malty flavors.
The mouthfeel is on the high side of medium and on the chewy side. The at times intense bitterness provides a prickle, and a nice dry finish that evokes pine resin. There is also a moderate alcohol spice throughout.
Hard to believe this is a lager considering it tastes so much like a DIPA. I don't have so much experience with this style, nevertheless, I thought it was pretty darn tasty.

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Photo of Mulnotone
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bret717
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look- pale orange, slightly hazy, 1 finger white head that doesn't go away and rings of lacing

Smell- honey, guava, strawberries, slightly dank

Taste- honey and bready malt up front quickly followed by dank and herbal hops that I didn't get in the nose, and that transitions nicely into a firm bitterness

Feel- soft and medium bodied , super smooth, bitter finish

Overall- really nice IPL with a malty sweetness balanced by herbal and bitter hops

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Photo of jkermitj
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Mass Rising from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 1,552 ratings